Your library is in danger
We’re urging the major parties and candidates to commit to protecting the future of our library services in NSW for people who are blind or have low vision and those with a print disability, ahead of the 2019 NSW State Election.
For many years Vision Australia has been co-funding the library service with government support. However, funding has been withdrawn with the roll-out of national disability reform.
We require $500,000 per annum from the NSW government. Without crucial financial assistance, there is the risk that this one of a kind library service will cease in NSW.
What you can do
As a NSW voter, decision makers pay attention to your views because they rely on votes to be elected into government. Please use your influence as a voter and ask them how they plan to support our library. Please tell us their response at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who needs to hear from you?
- Contact the key ministers who can influence the future of our services.
- Email your local Member of Parliament and candidates. We can help you locate these details at email@example.com
Download our email template to help craft your letter. The more you personalise it, the greater the impact.
Key ministers to contact
- Minister for the Arts, The Hon. Don Harwin MP: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shadow Minister for the Arts, The Hon. Walter Secord, MLC: email@example.com
- Minister for Disability, The Hon. Ray Williams MP: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Acting Shadow Minister for Disability Services, Ms Kate Washington MP: email@example.com
Vision Australia 2019 NSW Election Priorities
There are many areas in need of greater government in order for the estimated 126,000 people who are blind or have low vision in NSW to live in a better society. We’re also calling on candidates and parties to commit to five other priorities in the areas of:
- Secret, independent and verifiable voting in local government elections
Please download our 2019 Election Priorities booklet for full details.